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|0.0 ||rob g | July 18th 10|
Album made my little brother's balls drop. And I grew a beard.
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|3.5 great||TheFantasticDangler | July 15th 10|
Excessive breakdowns, excessive chugging, and little variety. Everything I usually hate in
an album. Some how The Acacia Strain pull you in and don't let go until the final brutal
chug in Tactical Nuke. This is one fucking heavy album. Also, I love the lyrics, don't take
P.S Tactical Nuke is an outro people, barely a song. When have you ever heard a band end an
album that way? Props to them for trying something different, and it was a very effective
way to end the album IMO.
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|2.0 poor||FckingChowDown | July 19th 10|
Now as a fan of the band, I love the shit out of this record. If I was witnessing 'Tactical Nuke' live, I'd probably die from the crowd. It'd be a pretty sweet death though.
Now if I were to drop the fan boy attitude and approach the album with honest taste, I'd have to say this is generic trash.
I bet they've broken some sort of core record, by having a whole breakdown lasting 5:34. Pretty dumb.
As much of a generic boring this is, I still fucking love it.
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|3.0 good||XfingTheSullen | September 3rd 11|
An album that walks the fine line between legitimate music and food for bros. Enjoyable in small doses, but a chore to listen to for long. Well, that, at least, are the first impressions. The album can grow on you to the point of being thoroughly enjoyable.
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|3.5 great||PapaBerr | September 8th 10|
A step in the right direction towards what had made them so spectacular in the first place. I can't say enough how amazing The Dead Walk was, it always will remain the pinnacle of their career but Wormwood is for better or worse a solid piece of brutal music.
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|0.0 ||Bow2LeperMessiah | August 8th 10|
Repetetive at times but extremely fun to listen too and so much better than Continent...
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|2.5 average||Comatorium. | July 19th 10|
WE ALL COME FROM BROKEN HOMEZ
BROKEN ARMZ ND BROKEN BONEZZZZZ
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|0.0 ||mindleviticus | February 3rd 13|
The banality stench that comes off of this is repulsive
|4.0 excellent||Deuce8311 | May 27th 12|
TAS is either one of those bands that people love or hate. I personally am a fan of the sheer babarity they unleash musically and especially lyrically. Vincent Bennett because of these reasons is one of my favorite frontmen. After a few lineup changes, TAS seems to have finally found their sound on Wormwood. From start to finish they unleash a ferocious barrage of anger and emotion that is covered by some good guitar work. Many people complain about the massive use of breakdowns that they use, but I believe if you know what you're doing with them, then it's ok to continue to use them. TAS definitely knows what they are doing so it is ok. People often fail to mention that there is more than just breakdowns used. There is some very good guitar work, especially in the opening of my favorite song "Jonestown". Vincent's vocals have never been as clear or brutal sounding as they are on this record, which is definetly another high point of this album. If you're looking for some bone-crunching nihilistic metal, this album is for you.
|2.5 average||SilverandBlack5 | March 16th 12|
I love Emmure, and yet I will say that this album IS a breakdown. Emmure is full of them, and I understand that. But this is an album breakdown. It's not very original, and there is no apparent talent to be seen. Vincent can scream though.
|3.5 great||Chris Higgins | September 8th 11|
"We might not be enemies, but we cannot be friends."
|4.0 excellent||Willem Hattingh | May 30th 11|
Alot of Meshuggah influence is put into this Acacia Strain album (notably on The Impaler). I feel there is something wrong with this album, and I have no idea of what it is.
|0.0 ||chris0987 | February 18th 11|
Definitely their heaviest album, musically, and production wise. Both in a good way, they are definitely still among one of the few actually talented bands in the "deathcore" genre
|2.0 poor||Sevhead | September 1st 10|
It's an addition problem. The terms are generic guitar playing, generic drum patterns and unoriginal songwriting. Impossibly, however, the sum is 'good music'.rGo figure.
|4.0 excellent||Kenji | August 20th 10|
This is so much better than continents.
there is more variety in there songs, they're easy to get in
(compared to continents)
|0.0 ||climactic | August 4th 10|
chug chug chug chug chug chug dundun dun dundundun dun dundun chug raaaawr
|2.5 average||skalakllc | July 20th 10|
It was terribly boring, I shouldnt be able to be listening to this at work and not even realize 4 songs have passed. Even Continent was better than this. I liked maybe 3 songs off this whole cd. I suppose I had high expectations for this band, I didn't think they would let me down super hard. But sure enough they managed to do it.
|0.0 ||xstaytrue18x | July 19th 10|
this is just a mosh the fuck out album and i love it.
|2.0 poor||Steven Spedding | July 19th 10|
I've never been so bored in my life. Downgrading to one guitarist was a big mistake.
|0.0 ||Dan FUCKING Gibbes | July 18th 10|
this is one angry fucking record.
not as good as continent, but still great.
|3.0 good||Liam McPoyle | July 18th 10|
Pretty much standard Acacia Strain. It's brutal as hell with a touch of melody thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately, the change to a single guitarist has left their sound falling a little flat when compared to the work on Continent. The lyrical content is angry and misanthropic as one would expect. It's effective but will probably leave a little to be desired among new and old fans alike. Overall, it's a solid enough release from a band that shows no signs of backing down or letting up.
|4.0 excellent||donbran972 | July 17th 10|
Taking into account the best parts of The Dead Walk and Continent, Wormwood is an extremely heavy album that is a lot of fun to listen to.
|4.0 excellent||reeshespeeshes | July 17th 10|
I love this band, everything they put out is great,. You either like them or you're a big pussy
|4.0 excellent||Vampolka | July 16th 10|
You spread disease when you spread your legs, time to suck today's dick, I hope you choke on it.
So many great lines, Vincent is the man, haha. Fuckin' bomb album.
|4.0 excellent||hcsmith05 | July 16th 10|
Little Marry the virgin whore, i cant fucking take this anymore!
This cd is fucking nasty. Wormwood FTW!
|0.0 ||MiltonMatrix | July 15th 10|
I had a feeling that this album wouldn't top Continent, and I was definitely right, but I do feel that Vincent put his true hatred of humanity into his vocals. He actually sounds like he's angry, rather than just screaming. The first 5 songs kept me interested, but by the end of the album, it is a lot of the same. As an actual song, "Tactical Nuke" sucks, but I do think it was a good choice for an outro; I felt that the slowing of the tempo and the monotony of it kind of embodied the idea of human degradation that Vincent and the guys were likely hoping for.
|4.0 excellent||Mike Detelj | July 15th 10|
In terms of the comments about a single guitarist...they've been that way since the dead walk. The other ones (that's right, they had three) had issues with them, not to mention probably would've held them back a bit more. "DL" just double and triple tracks dual melodies and such a lot...which is a little frustrating due to the fact it's never at a live show.
|4.0 excellent||saucy | July 15th 10|
This, i feel, is continent plus the dead walk. The dead walk is clearly the most dominant.
|3.0 good||hipnotoad | July 15th 10|
Any hope of technicality has been abandoned for a crunchy guitar tone, and plenty of chugging. Wormwood is basically a heavier version of 3750. The lyrics are utterly horrible, but at the end of the day, it's still an enjoyable album. Continent is still their best album to date. Oh yeah, and Tactical Nuke is one of the shittiest songs I've ever heard.
|2.5 average||Shawn | July 15th 10|
it was a pretty good album. but tactical nuke was just a very bad song like wtf were they thinking, worse way to end a album. i'll never get that 5 minutes and 34 seconds back now. WHY THE FUCK DID THEY USE 8 STRING GUITARS! TOTALL WASTE OF FRETBOARD!! THEY HARDLY USE ALL SIX STRING LET ALONE 8!!
|3.5 great||Geoff Robertson | July 15th 10|
Pretty goddamn heavy, step up from Continent in my opinion. As mentioned, some atrocious lyrics. Also, some of the electronic elements become a bit grating, and by the end they're downright tiresome, although it could be worse. Ends on a low note with Tactical Nuke. Overall, a pretty good time.
|0.0 ||trilogique | July 14th 10|
Album is horribly average. What the fuck, Acacia? You managed to redefine the word
monotonous. Tactical Nuke is the worst song I've ever heard. This is NOT the same band that
|4.0 excellent||HorrorCheese86 | July 14th 10|
The vocals remind me of the brilliant Controller album by Misery Signals
|3.5 great||Swarm | June 12th 16|
|4.5 superb||MaggieG | February 23rd 16|
|3.5 great||EOsta | December 6th 15|
|3.0 good||Xavi | July 9th 15|
|3.0 good||Zubes | May 11th 15|
|5.0 classic||Tyler | April 9th 15|
|2.5 average||Korpcun | November 30th 14|
|2.0 poor||F.P. | October 7th 14|
|1.0 awful||Lynol | October 1st 14|
|3.0 good||nojja | August 30th 14|
|2.5 average||Fujay | May 15th 14|
|3.5 great||DMX | May 3rd 14|
|3.5 great||Roman | April 22nd 14|
|4.0 excellent||Naenia | February 11th 14|
|3.5 great||Thibs | January 17th 14|
|3.0 good||Michal | December 27th 13|
|2.0 poor||Skoj | December 14th 13|
|2.5 average||Giansk | November 25th 13|
|3.0 good||hudso | November 16th 13|
|3.5 great||chaitu | November 12th 13|
|3.0 good||wil94 | November 2nd 13|
|2.5 average||Nethal | October 18th 13|
|3.5 great||SMUD | July 18th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Incision | February 19th 13|
|4.5 superb||KMassam | December 18th 12|
|3.5 great||Turlerr | December 10th 12|
|3.5 great||Jarxmas | November 28th 12|
|3.5 great||brunch | November 26th 12|
|3.0 good||IRAI | November 15th 12|
|2.5 average||meat | November 10th 12|
|3.0 good||A.J. | November 5th 12|
|4.0 excellent|| ^_^ | September 30th 12|
|3.5 great||Kyle | September 4th 12|
|3.5 great||N2B3J | July 22nd 12|
|4.0 excellent||WSH | July 3rd 12|
|2.5 average||Edlund | May 30th 12|
|3.0 good||Joey | April 26th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Feels | March 21st 12|
|3.5 great||TBliss2 | February 27th 12|
|3.0 good||MTTS | February 4th 12|
|2.5 average||Custy | February 3rd 12|
|3.0 good||Alien | January 8th 12|
|3.5 great||nintnt | December 20th 11|
|5.0 classic||Stefa | November 14th 11|
|3.0 good||pbass0 | October 24th 11|
|3.5 great||HiLion | October 22nd 11|
|4.5 superb||Aj | October 14th 11|
|3.0 good||balonkj | September 23rd 11|
|3.5 great||Shuyin | September 20th 11|
|2.5 average||vox001 | August 13th 11|
|2.5 average||pconn | August 7th 11|
|3.0 good||G.M.B. | August 5th 11|
|4.0 excellent||ldb1977 | June 19th 11|
|4.5 superb||Drifts | May 28th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Ghor47 | April 10th 11|
|4.5 superb||dredq | April 4th 11|
|3.5 great||nick7e | March 30th 11|
|3.5 great||mcchub | March 30th 11|
|3.5 great||mcg182 | March 19th 11|
|3.0 good||Clash | February 19th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Brodeo65 | February 10th 11|
|3.0 good||AdamK | January 28th 11|
|2.5 average||VJ90 | January 16th 11|
|4.5 superb||jfac123 | January 15th 11|
|3.0 good||met65 | December 19th 10|
|3.0 good||MrHigh | December 18th 10|
|2.5 average||Airun | December 16th 10|
|3.0 good||coleba | December 2nd 10|
|3.5 great||Shadein | November 28th 10|
|4.0 excellent||AssKlown | November 26th 10|
|2.0 poor||Mauler | November 21st 10|
|4.0 excellent||neikos | November 11th 10|
|3.0 good||YUJOS | October 9th 10|
|4.5 superb||Mark | September 28th 10|
|3.0 good||ThePove | September 16th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Groink | September 16th 10|
|3.5 great||Eyaaah | September 14th 10|
|2.0 poor||GhostK | September 8th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Kronzo | September 4th 10|
|4.5 superb||XpoopyX | September 1st 10|
|1.5 very poor||Curse. | August 26th 10|
|3.5 great||Seraph | August 11th 10|
|3.5 great||asaf | August 3rd 10|
|1.5 very poor||Jared | August 3rd 10|
|3.5 great||32left | August 2nd 10|
|3.5 great||CutMan | July 29th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Sinthus | July 24th 10|
|2.5 average||philm | July 23rd 10|
|3.5 great||Bill | July 23rd 10|
|4.0 excellent||po0ty | July 22nd 10|
|4.0 excellent||Fjolnir | July 21st 10|
|3.5 great||nyc87 | July 21st 10|
|4.5 superb||ryan24 | July 20th 10|
|3.5 great||Grog50 | July 16th 10|
|4.0 excellent||vin7392 | July 16th 10|
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